Jon Joyce  

Lightbox Tulip Composite by Jon Joyce

April 2021 - Lightbox Tulip Composite

About the Image(s)

I liked this composite because it gets away from the very strong lightbox provided highlights yet enables the luminescence from the lightbox to shine through the blooms. Shooting in the lightbox makes masking easy because the contrasts are so great. The background is of a white blanket I shot a few years ago and I have changed to many different colors to use for different photographs.

5 comments posted

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
I like the position of the tulips and I think the lighting turned out quite well both on the flowers and on the greenery. Since this is a composite, I would be interested in seeing different background colors, perhaps one that complements the green/yellow more. Or try adding a sky or???? Just some thoughts. I'm heading off to some tulip fields in Oregon in a couple of weeks. My first real outing.
  Posted: 04/05/2021 13:17:21

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Very interesting photo and one technique that is new to me. Your composition is interesting with lighting and shadows on the leave edges. Flower detail is lovely as it makes me spend time checking the blooms make up. One minor note and that is the top flower touches the edge and each flower is a bit soft.

Nice photo and thanks for sharing it with out group.   Posted: 04/05/2021 19:16:42

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Nice flowers, good composition, nice colors.   Posted: 04/09/2021 11:02:21

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Good use of the light box to show the delicate color and translucence of the tulips All is nice and sharp I think the green needs to be less saturated I might clone out the leaf on the left or move it in closer The top petal needs more space from the top
I would like to see a texture behind the flowers like papyrus paper or rice paper   Posted: 04/09/2021 11:59:06

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I like the composition with the tulips flowing up and curving around the image. The background is not doing it for me. Maybe it is the color. I agree with Dorinda about playing around with different backgrounds, since it is a composite. Judy's suggestion about using textures as well interesting. I used to do this a lot, adding grainy or grungy textures subtly to a background.   Posted: 04/14/2021 10:02:02


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